I know there are a few bankers / HF guys on here, so would love to get your advice on something. I'm making a jump from consulting into hedge funds / PE and am interviewing now. I'm really looking for some pointers on the Hedge Fund interviews in particular; I'm most interested in public equity long/short, but my worry is that my strategy background hasn't adequately prepped me for some of the technical financial questions I'm going to get, particularly around the balance sheet. Is there a good prep guide or a book I can read to get me up to speed on these things so I don't sound like an idiot? In PE they're generally very tolerant of consultants' stumbles in financials (they want you for your smarts, not for what they can teach you), but my sense is that Hedge Funds want people at least generally literate. There are guides online, but they're all pretty awful advice ("http://howtogetahedgefundjob.com/" is particularly bad, I can't believe anybody that's taken that site to heart has found employment but by the stroke of luck), so I really just need a good book on value and fundamentals investing. Also, I plan on being very upfront about my background and skill set, and it's already been made clear to those I'm interviewing with that I don't come from a banking background. I'm not trying to get a job that'll put me in over my head. I want something that values my background for what it is, and I don't want to sound like a moron during the interview.